.....but today is the first day of summer. Yeah...summer!
....and.....the first fragrances and sound of summer we heard tonight on our walk. Yeah...us!
Yeppers, a rain-bird sprinkler. And honeysuckle on the vine. And itty-bitty grapes on an itty-bitty grape vine! What is it about itty-bitty that is sooo cute?
As we were walking, I spotted a tennis ball under a shady tree. No one was at the park. You'd have thought I'd found a diamond ring...( the dogs just didn't 'get it'...sniffed it and walked away.)
Remember as a kid finding a ball? Maybe in the park, or on a walk, or near the school grounds....??
What a great feeling. Tennis balls were good....
...however, golf balls were the Holy Grail..
Nah....I wanted the golf ball for ........Jacks!
I'd bounce it high, and sweeeeep the jacks up in my hands...SCORE!!
I was pretty good at Jacks. No running involved. I was a wuss in sports. Never had good lungs. Never had the desire to get all sweaty. Remember, I grew up in Arizona.
Then tonight, on the way home, we heard the ice cream man - Oh YEAH!
But when I looked for the ice cream truck....all I saw was the ice cream mni-van...
Wha??? What's up with that??
A van. Plain white. Stupid little yellow light on top. No brightly colored menus..
...no " 50/50 Bar $.75"
..not even..."Push-up Bar $.75" Hey, if you mix up the letters, you get a "push up bra"! hahahahaha...
Anyway. No good music....just some tinkling and the sound of an amplified cricket..(??) And no colorful menu boards...a "generic white ice cream mini-van"
Harrumph. That's what wrong with society. No Jacks. No ice cream trucks. No front porches where everyone looked after everyone else's kids...Only errant tennis balls that no one wants...
Harrumph. I get grumpy when it gets hot. And I am tired. And the dogs don't get excited about a tennis ball. And...the the ice cream truck is a ....MINI VAN!
Oh well. Tomorrow is Saturday and I get all cool in the morning and have a good cuppa coffee and not have to go anywhere before Braxton & Lulu get some "lap-time"..
Have a great-Jacks-playing-ice-cream-TRUCK-rain-bird-porch-sitting day!